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Tree spirits of Greek mythology. Dryads are able to move from tree to tree and dance in the forest groves. They are seen with Dionysus the god of wine and accompanying Artemis the moon goddess. To be around them in considered unlucky. Their name comes form the Greek ‘drys’ meaning oak and so it is assumed that they are connected to oak trees. The other type of ancient Greek spirit is the Hamadryads.

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